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Address: Old Furnace Road, P.O.Box 207, Snow Hill, MD 21863
Phone Number: 410-632-2032
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Great little out of the way gem. I'm a bit biased as I enjoy historic industrial sites, but I will say my wife really enjoyed this one too, which she doesn't always. I spent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jim S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little out of the way gem. I'm a bit biased as I enjoy historic industrial sites, but I will say my wife really enjoyed this one too, which she doesn't always. I spent time looking at furnace, blacksmith, and carpenters shop, while she really enjoyed the textile related buildings. The staff was friendly and informative. They were excited about... More 

Thank Jim S
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Fascinating place, beautifully preserved. A slice of 19th-century life in Maryland, focused on the iron works.

Thank GRpep
Snow Hill, Maryland
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Alot of local history. It is kept up very well. There are functions held there occasionally. If you are a history buff, this is a great place to check out

Thank Deborah C
Cambridge, Maryland, United States
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The main attraction at Furnace Town is the old Iron Furnace (Maryland's only bog ore iron furnace). There are, however, a number of other interesting things to see and do. Here in the heart of the Pocomoke Forest one can visit a 19th century village, complete with various tradespeople demonstrating such jobs as blacksmithing, broom making, spinning, weaving, and printing.... More 

1 Thank Betty M
Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

If you didn't know before, you will know about iron smelting from bog iron. Fascinating. A real insight into mid-19th century life.

Thank bvanwely
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I love the history of the physical environment. The old furnace remains are still available for view. Awesome.

Thank Michele W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I have visited this place twice. Both times they had never had anyone dressed in period attire doing work. It is hard to experience the living history when you do not have people walking around. It is nice to see the historic buildings and the old furnace. It would be a great place if there were actual people to see... More 

Thank JohnBCowgill
Columbia, Maryland
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

wonderful cypress forest trail. Replica and restored early 1800's village very interesting. Check out the garden, and if you are lucky, the gardener will be there to tell you about his crops. It was fun to watch a few craft people and local painters at work.

Thank Joan B
Salisbury, Maryland
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Well worth the few dollars to visit. best in school months. Watch the blacksmith at work, a weaver, a broom maker, and others! CUTE gift shop with LOW priced items. I brought home a handmade broom for under $15.00 Nice way to teach our kids about our countries' past. CLEAN restrooms and picnic tables for a bring from your home... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

'Twas very dank. The good dank. Me and my acquaintance got uplifted in the broom house at this marvelous historic site. :)

Thank Brandon H

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